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Tuesday Evening Roundup for February 26, 2008

Systems

 

- Madman Diaries: Apple MacBook Pro and Microsoft Windows Vista @ XBit Labs
- Toshiba Portege R500 slimline laptop @ Reg Hardware

 

Motherboard

 

- X48 Motherboard Comparison @ Toms Hardware
- ECS GF7100PVT-M @ Overclockers Club

 

Memory

 

- Memory (RAM): early 2008 @ Digital-Daily
- OCZ PC2-8000 4GB Platinum Edition Dual Channel Memory @ OCIA

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Radeon HD 3870 X2 Round-Up: Asus & HIS @ Hot Hardware
- Diamond Viper HD 3850 PCIE 512MB Crossfire @ Gamepyre
- Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 8800 @ Driver heaven
- Club3D NVIDIA 9600GT @ Technic3D
- Biostar GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB V9603GT52 @ Techpowerup
- Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 @ MadBoxPC
- Nvidia's GeForce 9600 GT graphics processor @ Tech Report
- GeForce 9600 GT vs. Radeon HD 3870 @ TechSpot

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Bgears b-Envi Micro Case @ Modders-Inc
- Glacial Power 550W PSU @ Gideontech
- Seasonic S12 Energy Plus 650 Watt Power Supply @ Mikhailtech
- Cooler Master COSMOS S Case @ Techgage
- Thermaltake Toughpower QFan 650W power supply @ bit-tech
- RaptoxX RT-750 and RT-1000 PSUs @ 3DGameMan

 

Cooling

 

- Gigabyte VPower Cooler @ XSReviews
- Noctua NF-S12 Fan @ ASELabs

 

Storage

 

- VOX V1 750GB eSATA/USB 2.0 External Hard Drive @ Pro-Clockers
- Thermaltake BlacX SATA Hard Drive USB Docking Station @ PC Perspective
- Thermaltake BlacX 2.5in and 3.5in HDD Dock @ BCCHardware
- Western Digital serves up 320GB on a Platter @ Anandtech
- Mtron MOBI 3000 2.5-Inch 16GB SSD MSD-SATA3025 @ Benchmark Reviews

 

Other

 

- Sound Card Shootout: ASUS vs. Auzentech @ ExtremeTech
- Application Virtualization @ Anandtech
- GDC 2008 Coverage: Wraping it Up @ Anandtech
- Access the PC's desktop via your mobile phone @ The Inquirer
- interviews :: Ofri Wechsler explains Intel's drive toward low power products @ Hexus.tv
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Processor @ LegitReviews

 

Continue reading 'Tuesday Evening Roundup for February 26, 2008' (full post)

Weekend Roundup for February 25, 2008

Systems

 

- Kinky Luxury: Intel Skulltrail Platform @ XBit Labs
- Uberclok Reactor Gaming PC @ DigitalTrends

 

Motherboard

 

- ASUS P5K64 WS Intel P35 DDR3 Motherboard @ ThinkComputers
- Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4 motherboard @ bit-tech

 

Video/Monitor

 

- MSI N9600GT-T2D512-OC (NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT overclocked) @ Hardtecs4u
- ASUS EN8800GT TOP 512MB @ Techgage
- HIS Radeon HD3870X2 @ Overclockers Online
- ZOTAC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB AMP! HDMI Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews
- XFX Triple SLI - 8800 Ultra's in 3 Way SLI @ Overclock3D

 

Audio/Media

 

- OnAir USB HDTV-GT @ Guru3D
- HEXUS goes hands on with Logitech's Squeezebox Duet @ Hexus

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Cooler Master's Cosmos S chassis @ bit-tech
- Cooler Master Cosmos S PC Case @ i4u
- GMC AVC-M1 Noblesse AV Case @ BIOSLevel
- Hiper Anubis Case @ Nordic Hardware
- Cooler Master Cosmos S Case @ Overclock3D
- Lian Li PC-A17 Midtower Chassis @ OCIA
- Cooler Master Cosmos S Full Tower Case @ BigBruin
- Lian Li's Armoursuit PC-P80 chassis @ bit-tech

 

Cooling

 

- NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler @ Overclockers Club
- Coolink GFXChilla VGA Cooler @ Hardware Canucks
- Scythe Ninja Copper CPU Cooler @ Hardware Logic

 

Storage

 

- ADATA 2GB Mickey Mouse USB Drive @ Virtual-Hideout
- ATP Petito and ToughDrive mini @ Tech Connect

 

Other

 

- AMD Phenom 9600 Black Box Edition @ Overclockers Club
- Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse @ Hardware-Pacers
- Sandio 3D O2 Gaming Mouse - Keyboard-less Gaming? @ BCCHardware
- interviews :: The Future is the APU: Phil Hester, AMD CTO, speaks exclusively with HEXUS.tv @ Hexus.tv

 

Continue reading 'Weekend Roundup for February 25, 2008' (full post)

Friday Evening Roundup for February 22, 2008

Memory

 

- OCZ DDR2 PC2-8000 2 x 2 GB Platinum Edition @ Overclockers Club
- Kingston HyperX DDR3-1375 2GB Memory Kit @ ThinkComputers

 

Video/Monitor

 

- NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT @ MadBoxPC (Translated) & Digit-Life
- ASUS EN9600GT (NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT) @ Hardtecs4u
- Micro stuttering/jerking revisited - now with SLI and a possible solution @ PCGamesHardware
- GeForce 9600 GT vs. Radeon HD 3870 @ Anandtech
- 9600 GT SLI Scaling @ NVNews
- GeForce 9600 GT SLI Performance @ FiringSquad
- Running AMD Catalyst 8.2 with Intel Skulltrail on Asus' 3870X2 @ The Inquirer

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Silverstone Kublai KL03 Tower @ Pro-Clockers
- Thermaltake Mozart TX Cube Tower Case @ Hardware Logic
- Tuniq Miniplant 950W Power Supply @ 3DGameMan

 

Cooling

 

- Noctua NH-U12P CPU Cooler @ Aphnetworks
- Noctua NT-H1 heat paste @ XtremeComputing
- OCZ Freeze Extreme Thermal Compound @ Hardware Canucks

 

Storage

 

- A-DATA Classic C701 2 GB USB Flash Drive @ Techpowerup
- Samsung SN-S082M Slim Drive @ CDFreaks
- Samsung's Spinpoint F1 hard drive @ Tech Report
- Western Digital serves up 320GB on a Platter @ Anandtech

 

Other

 

- TRENDnet TEW-633GR Wireless N Gigabit Router @ Techgage
- SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse @ Dreamware Computers
- Intel mATX DQ35JO Motherboard - HTPC Dream? @ BCCHardware

 

Continue reading 'Friday Evening Roundup for February 22, 2008' (full post)

Thursday Evening Roundup for February 21, 2008

Motherboard

 

- ECS A770M-A (V1.0) AMD 770 Motherboard @ BigBruin
- Foxconn Mars Motherboard @ InsideHW
- ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe - AMD 790FX Mainboard @ Technic3D
- DFI LANParty LT X38-T2R Mainboard @ XBit Labs

 

Video/Monitor

 

- AMD CrossFireX preview - scaling to new heights @ Hexus
- AMD Quad-CrossFire - CrossFireX Performance Preview @ PC Perspective
- exclusive benchmarks from AMDs Quad Crossfire @ PCGamesHardware
- AMD's CrossFireX: Tri & Quad GPU Preview @ Anandtech

 

Audio/Media

 

- eDimensional AudioFX Pro 5+1 Headset @ Overclockers Online
- TRITTON AX51 5.1 Headphones @ Motherboards.org

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Corsair TX650 650W Power Supply @ Extreme.Outervision
- Sigma Shark 635W Power Supply @ ThinkComputers
- Power Supply Roundup: 650W-680W @ Anandtech
- Gigabyte Poseidon 310 Case @ 3DGameMan

 

Other

 

- AMD Athlon64 X2 4000+ Socket AM2 CPU overclocking @ OCInside.de
- Noctua NH-U12P CPU Heatsink @ Madshrimps
- Yoggie Pico: Security in a USB Key @ Toms Hardware
- Belkin In-Desk 3" Grommet Hole USB Hub @ EverythingUSB
- Shuttle XPC Glamour SN68PTG6 SFF PC @ Reg Hardware

 

Continue reading 'Thursday Evening Roundup for February 21, 2008' (full post)

Wednesday Evening Roundup for February 20, 2008

Systems

 

- Building an Affordable "Skulltrail" System @ Techgage
- Re-Inventing the Media Center PC/HTPC @ Techwarelabs

 

Motherboard

 

- ASUS P5K-E WiFi-AP Motherboard @ TechLounge
- MSI P35 Platinum Combo @ Neoseeker
- Gigabyte X48-DQ6 @ Overclockers Club
- ASUS P5E3 Premium: One to Rule them All...@ Anandtech
- Intel P35 / X38 Motherboards Roundup @ Digital-Daily

 

Memory

 

- Corsair Dominator TWIN3X2048-1800C7DFIN G Kit @ Hot Hardware
- Aeneon XTUNE DDR3-1333 2GB Memory Kit @ OCIA
- Rightmark Memory Analyzer: AMD Phenom X4 Processors @ Digit-Life

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Soyo Topaz S 24" LCD Monitor @ ASELabs
- 19" LCD Monitors Roundup. Part IX @ XBit Labs
- AMD makes pre-emptive price cuts against NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT @ Hexus

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Bgears b-Tarantula 650 Watt PSU @ Modders-inc.
- Corsair VX550W (CMPSU-550VX) PSU @ Technic3D
- SilverStone 400 watt ST40EF Power Supply @ Hardware Logic
- Lamptron Modders Case Handles @ 3dxtreme
- Tagan PipeRock 1300W @ HardwareOC
- NesteQ E²CS 500W PSU @ Nordic Hardware

 

Cooling

 

- CoolJag Falcon 92-CU CPU Cooler @ Hardware

 

Canucks
- Gigabyte Cyclops GPU Cooler @ XSReviews
- Zalman ZM-NC2000 Notebook Cooler @ Techpowerup
- CPU Cooler Charts 2008, Part 1 @ Toms Hardware

 

Storage

 

- Buffalo LinkStation EZ 500GB Network-Attached Storage Device @ ThinkComputers
- A-DATA Sport S702 2 GB USB Flash Drive @ Techpowerup
- Seagate 750GB Recertified Hard Drive @ Madshrimps

 

Other

 

- Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet @ Mikhailtech
- AMD - Open-Source APL @ BHFO
- Emotiv Set To Deploy First Consumer PC Brain Driven Controller @ Dailytech
- Intel's Silverthorne Unveiled: Detailing Baby Centrino @ Anandtech

 

Continue reading 'Wednesday Evening Roundup for February 20, 2008' (full post)

Tuesday Evening Roundup for February 19, 2008

Systems

 

- EeePC by Asus @ CowCotLand
- Alienware m9750 Notebook Review - SLI, RAID and Gaming on the Go @ PC Perspective

 

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte EX38-DS4 @ Overclockers Club
- DFI Lanparty LT X38-T2R S775 Motherboard @ Madshrimps
- Asus P5K Pro motherboard @ RBMods
- ASUS Striker II Formula motherboard @ EliteBastards
- Foxconn lines up against Asus as high-end mainboard battle looms @ The Inquirer

 

Memory

 

- Kingston HyperX 2x1GB 1375MHz CL7 DDR3 Kit @ CircuitRemix
- A-Data Vitesta DDR2-800+ Extreme Edition Memory @ OCIA

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Sparkle 8800GT: silent and comfortable @ Digital-Daily
- The Single-Decker Champ: ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Graphics Card @ XBit Labs
- MSI RX3870X2-T2D1G-OC @ ht4u
- Palit GeForce 8600GT Super+1GB @ Techgage
- HIS Radeon HD 3850 IceQ3 TurboX 512 MB @ Techpowerup
- Samsung 2232GW 22" LCD Monitor @ Dreamware Computers

 

Audio/Media

 

- HD DVD bids its farewell @ Hexus
- Re-Inventing the Media Center PC/HTPC Editorial @ Techwarelabs

 

Networking

 

- Who needs Wi-fi when you can work anywhere with this? @ The Inquirer
- AirLive WHA-5500CPE Hi-Power Multiple Mode Wireless PTP /PTM @ TechMessenger

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Zalman HD160XT Plus HTPC Chassis @ Guru3D
- Corsair's TX750W power supply @ bit-tech
- bgears b-Tarantula 650 Watt Power Supply @ 3dxtreme
- Phantom Power Draw @ icrontic
- OtterBox 7030: Durable Notebook Case @ Phoronix
- Corsair HX620W Power Supply @ Hardware Secrets

 

Cooling

 

- Noctua NF-B9 fan @ XSReviews
- XIGMATEK 1283 CPU Cooler @ Techpowerup
- Zalman ZM-MFC2 Multi Fan Controller @ FrostyTech
- Four Heatpipes for Two: AeroCool SilverWind and Xfire Coolers Reviewed @ XBit Labs
- Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 8800 Video Card Cooler @ DragonSteelMods

 

Storage

 

- WD and Toshiba Join the 320 GB 2.5" HDD Club @ Toms Hardware
- OCZ 64GB SATA 2.5" Solid State Drive OCZSSD64GB @ Benchmark Reviews
- Terabyte Round II: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 @ SilentPCReview

 

Other

 

- Overclocking Intel's Wolfdale E8000 @ Toms Hardware
- Razer Diamondback 3G Mouse @ BurnoutPC
- LapWorks Attache Laptop Cooler @ BCCHardware
- Cowon A3 @ DigitalTrends
- A Closer Look at ESA @ Anandtech

 

Continue reading 'Tuesday Evening Roundup for February 19, 2008' (full post)

Monday Evening Roundup for February 18, 2008

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte X48T-DQ6: Linux On Intel's X48 Chipset @ Phoronix
- Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 DES X48 DDR3 Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
- MSI P7N SLI Platinum 750i based motherboard @ Overclock3D
- Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 @ Motherboards.org

 

Memory

 

- Cellshock PC3-14400 (DDR3-1800) 2GB DDR3 Kit @ Overclock3D
- Patriot Viper Extreme 2x1024MB PC3-15000 @ Overclockers Online

 

CPU

 

- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Quad Core Processor @ TechArp
- Intel Core 2 Performance Comparison Guide @ Techarp

 

Video/Monitor

 

- X2gen 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor @ OCIA
- Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GT ZL 512Mb Video Card @ Madshrimps
- PowerColor Radeon HD 3850 Xtreme PCS 512MB @ bit-tech
- Inno3D iChiLL GeForce 8800 GT Accelero X1. Great cooler but.. @ Hexus
- ASUS EAH3870 X2 1GB @ Techgage
- EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GS 384 MB @ Techpowerup
- A brief look at three-way SLI @ Tech Report
- GeForce 8800 GT: 256 vs. 1024 MByte @ Hartware.de (Translated)

 

Audio/Media

 

- Sonos Bundle 130 Digital Music System @ DragonSteelMods
- Altec Lansing UHP336 In-Ear Earphones @ Legit Reviews

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- bGears b-Envi SFF Case @ DragonSteelMods
- BFG 800 W Power Supply @ Hardware Secrets
- Sunbeam Acrylic HTPC Case @ OverclockerCafe
- Thermaltake SwordM VD5000 Chassis @ Virtual-Hideout
- Sunbeam Acrylic HTPC Case @ Techpowerup

 

Cooling

 

- Watercooling Fluid Shootout @ bit-tech
- Coolink ChipChilla - Sweet Chipset Cooling @ BCCHardware

 

Storage

 

- iStarUSA T-7MI HDD Rackmount Enclosure @ Hardware Logic
- Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus 1TB External Hard Drive @ BigBruin
- Hard Drive Performance Comparison Guide @ Techarp
- LG GGC-H20L Super Multi Blu-ray & HD DVD-ROM @ CDFreaks
- Adata T703 2GB Mickey Mouse Flash Drive @ Ninjalane

 

Other

 

- Lenovo ThinkPad T61p 14.1-inch & 15.4-inch Laptops @ ThinkComputers
- Razer Lachesis 4000dpi Gaming Mouse @ OCIA
- Wolf King Warrior Gaming Pad @ Overclockers Club
- Ideazon Reaper Edge 3200DPI Gaming mouse @ XtremeComputing
- Adesso Win Touch Pro Multimedia Touchpad keyboard @ DragonSteelMods
- Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 @ i4u

 

Continue reading 'Monday Evening Roundup for February 18, 2008' (full post)

Friday Evening Roundup for February 15, 2008

Motherboard

 

- MSI K9A2 Platinum AMD 790FX Motherboard @ Viperlair
- Sapphire Pure CrossFireX PC-AM2RD790 motherboard @ bit-tech
- Asus Z7S WS Skulltrail Motherboard Exclusive Sneak Peek @ Hot Hardware

 

Memory

 

- Aeneon Xtune DDR3-1333 2GB Memory Kit @ ThinkComputers
- OCZ and Kingston PC3 14400 DDR3 @ Driver Heaven

 

Video/Monitor

 

- XFX 8800GTS 512MB graphics card @ XSReviews
- Samsung Syncmaster 275T 27-inch LCD Display @ PCStats
- GIGABYTE 8800GT TURBOFORCE @ Bjorn3D

 

Audio/Media

 

- RAZER Piranha Gaming Communicator Headset @ Futurelooks
- Logitech G51 5.1 Computer Speakers @ Aphnetworks

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- APEVIA X-Telstar Jr. G Type Case @ Overclockers Club
- Tagan 900Watt BZ900 Power Supply @ TechwareLabs
- In Win Allure crystal-encrusted PC case @ ComputerShopper

 

Cooling

 

- ASUS Triton 77 CPU Cooler @ Hardware Logic
- Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme Fan Controller @ Techpowerup

 

Storage

 

- Super Talent Pico-A 1GB @ Mods4You
- Vantec NexStar 3 Enclosure @ BIOSLevel
- Rosewill RX353-S BLK USB eSATA HDD Enclosure @ OCIA
- interviews :: Corsair's Andy Paul introduces 32GB USB stick drives @ Hexus.tv
- Samsung 64GB SATA II SSD In Mass Production @ Dailytech

 

Other

 

- Maingear Ephex 3-Way SLI Gaming System @ Hot Hardware
- CyberSnipa Stinger 3200 DPI laser gaming mouse @ Guru3D
- Razer Destructor Gaming Surface @ Virtual-Hideout
- The TR Hardware Survey: What's in your main PC? @ Tech Report
- Adesso Wireless Keyboard and Remote for HTPC @ BCCHardware
- Vista Workshop: More RAM, More Speed @ Toms Hardware
- Intel quad-core Nehalem pictured @ TechConnect

 

Continue reading 'Friday Evening Roundup for February 15, 2008' (full post)

Thursday Evening Roundup for February 14, 2008

Systems

 

- Why does MSI stick notebooks in 'easy bake' ovens ? @ Hexus.tv
- Dell XPS M1730 Gaming Laptop @ ExtremeTech

 

Memory

 

- Corsair Dominator 4GB PC2-1066 @ 3DXtreme
- High-end DDR3 duel ends with a draw @ The Inquirer

 

CPU

 

- AMD vs. Intel: The processors of the future @ Nordic Hardware
- Wolfdale Shrinks Transistors, Grows Core 2 @ Toms Hardware

 

Video/Monitor

 

- HIS HD 3450 & 3650 Video Cards @ 3DGameMan
- ATI Radeon HD 3870 + 3850 CrossFire - Mixing Video Cards @ Legit Reviews
- The best graphics card for £50? @ Hexus
- PowerColor Radeon HD 3870 X2 @ Guru3D
- First benchmarks of Geforce 9 mobile @ PCGamesHardware
- Nvidia to port PhysX to GeForce 8 GPUs @ Tech Report
- ASUS EN8800GS TOP - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS @ Hardtecs4u
- ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 @ Motherboards.org
- LCD Monitor Buyer's Guide @ PCMech
- 1GB Is a GB: Gainward Bliss 8800 GT 1024MB GS Graphics Card @ XBit Labs
- Pentium 4 system saved by HD 3850 AGP card @ The Inquirer

 

Audio/Media

 

- Turtle Beach Ear Force X-52 PC Gaming Headphones @ Overclockers Club
- Super Talent Vidego28 @ OCIA
- Terratec Noxon 2 Radio for iPod @ Technic3D
- Scythe Kama Bay Amp @ Overclock3D
- AutumnWave OnAir GT USB HDTV/DTV Receiver @ DragonSteelMods

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Seasonic M12II 500W Power Supply @ Dreamware Computers
- Lian Li Lancool Metal Boned K10 Case @ Hardware Secrets
- SilverStone Decathlon DA800 800W Modular Power Supply @ ThinkComputers
- Ultra m998 Mid-Tower ATX Case @ PC Perspective
- NZXT Rogue mATX Gaming Case @ Techpowerup
- PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W @ EliteBastards

 

Cooling

 

- Thermaltake BigWater 760i Liquid Cooling Kit @ Digit-Life
- Thermaltake MaxOrb CPU Cooler @ OCIA

 

Other

 

- Windows Vista SP1 Performance -- Mixed Results @ Dailytech
- TRENDnet TEW-631BRP Wireless N Router @ Techgage
- Hard Drive Performance Comparison Guide @ TechArp

 

Continue reading 'Thursday Evening Roundup for February 14, 2008' (full post)

Sixteen upper-midrange GFX roundup

Having trouble working out which upper mid-range graphics card fits the bill for you? With the many different choices on offer it's certainly not easy.

 

Thanks to the folks over at Tech Report they've rounded up sixteen cards based around the highly popular GeForce 8800GT and Radeon HD 3800 series from all the big name vendors. If you weren't sure which way to go before, you certainly will be after reading this.

 



We are living in perhaps the most exciting time in recent history for PC graphics. What's particularly striking about this latest flurry of excitement is that it isn't tied to a new standard in performance set by high-end "halo" cards that few enthusiasts can actually afford. Instead, it's being driven at an almost grassroots level, fueled by the class of graphics cards that most of us seem to end up actually buying-cards in the $200 range. These cards don't incite as much geek lust as those higher up the line, but they're far more attainable and often boast a better value proposition than the latest flagships.

 

Continue reading 'Sixteen upper-midrange GFX roundup' (full post)

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